Carnival cruise ship denied entry to two ports following ‘small number’ onboard take a look at beneficial for COVID

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Carnival Cruise Lines’ Carnival Freedom has been pressured to change its stops in the south Caribbean while even now out at sea, after a “tiny number” of individuals onboard analyzed favourable for COVID-19, the corporation suggests.

A Carnival Cruise Line indication at PortMiami in Miami.  (AP Picture/Lynne Sladky, File / AP Newsroom)

“This is a vaccinated cruise, and all visitors ended up also analyzed in advance of embarkation,” Carnival advised FOX Business in a statement on Friday. “Regrettably, Bonaire and Aruba authorities did not allow the ship to connect with in those people ports, but we have verified a take a look at to Amber Cove, [Dominican Republic] right now.”

For its vaccinated cruises, Carnival demands attendees to have gained their remaining dose of a coronavirus vaccine at the very least 14 times prior to sailing and to deliver proof of vaccination. Less than CDC suggestions, all vaccinated friends age two and in excess of have to also present a unfavorable COVID-19 test taken in two days of boarding. 


Despite the change in class, the cruise line reported the Carnival Independence is nonetheless envisioned to get there in Miami Sunday as planned.

Carnival Freedom

Carnival Independence Cruise Ship docked at the Montego Bay Cruise Port in Freeport (iStock / iStock)

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Carnival did not disclose how lots of people onboard the Carnival Freedom analyzed constructive, but competitor Royal Caribbean had two coronavirus outbreaks on ships out of South Florida more than the earlier 7 days.

On Thursday, Royal Caribbean’s Odyssey of the Seas was denied entry at the ports of Curacao and Aruba just after 55 entirely-vaccinated travellers and crew tested constructive for the virus, representing 1.1% of the individuals on the ship.

Odyssey of the Seas cruise ship (Royal Caribbean Worldwide)


On Saturday, Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas ship had at minimum 48 passengers and crew — out of a passenger and crew load of a lot more than 6,000 — test good for COVID-19 when it returned to dock in Miami.

Royal Caribbean involves all passengers age 12 and more mature to be fully vaccinated two weeks prior to sailing and encourages but does not need boosters. The cruise line’s full cruise ship team is totally vaccinated and undergoes weekly tests.

FOX Business’ Lucas Manfredi and Daniella Genovese contributed to this report.

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